Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can purchase an American Security Cabinets Flag Drop?
Our Flag Drops are designed for people looking to dispose of the American Flag in a respectful and easy manner.
How can I purchase a Flag Drop from American Security Cabinets?
Soon, you will be able to purchase Flag Drops from our site. For now, please contact our friendly staff, they will gladly help you make your purchase and answer any questions you may have.
Can I customize my Flag Drop?
Yes. You can choose one of many design options for an Interior or Exterior Flag Drop or contact us for design requests or questions. See Interior and Exterior product pages for your design options. You can also choose a finish other than Stainless Steel. Many Powder Coat options are available. See options here. Contact us today to get your Flag Drop customized.
What type of material is a Flag Drop made from?
Our Flag Drops are made from a Brushed Stainless Steel. Over 65% of the material is recyclable. Helping you save money and keeping the environment safe.
What is Flag Retirement?
Flag Retirement is the term used to define the proper, dignified way of destroying United States flags that are no longer fit to serve the nation.
How badly damaged does a flag need to be before it should be retired?
Often a flag only needs cleaning to restore its original appearance. Flags can be machine-washed in cold water with a mild detergent. They should be laid flat or hung to dry. Never fold the flag when it’s damp, this will cause permanent creases.
It is recommended that you mend a tattered flag at early signs of wear, if possible. The first part of a flag to show wear is usually the fly end, the outer edge of the flag, or seams that may have unraveled due to stress from the wind.
If the flag appears too tattered for repair, then the flag should be retired.
What happens to the flags after they are collected in a Flag Drop?
Flags should be retired in a private, non-public location. The owner of the Flag drop from American Security Cabinets can either hold a proper Flag Retirement Ceremony every so often to properly dispose of the flags. OR you can contact your local Post or Boy Scouts troops to see if they could collect the American Flags and properly dispose of them in their Flag Retirement Ceremonies.
There are also many Flag Retirement companies that can take the disposed flags off your hands and dispose of them properly.
Flag Retirement Ceremony ideas: Learn More.
What are your hours of operation?
American Security Cabinets is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST.